Bill Carroll Joins CFRA-A/Ottawa For Mornings
February 18, 2016 at 7:27 AM (PT)
BILL CARROLL will take over mornings at BELL MEDIA News-Talk CFRA-A/OTTAWA on MARCH 7th, with TRICIA OWENS as his co-host. The addition of "THE MORNING RUSH WITH BILL CARROLL" was announced on the air this morning.
CARROLL, who recently left iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES and CORUS News-Talk CFMJ-A (TALKRADIO AM 640)/TORONTO, is replacing MARK SUTCLIFFE, who exited YESTERDAY (2/17). Also exiting CFRA are 7-9p "UNSCRIPTED" host RON CORBETT, 9-11p host JOHN COUNSELL, and "NICK AT NIGHT" host NICK VANDERGRAGT.
In addition, BRIAN LILLEY has been added to the lineup for "BEYOND THE NEWS WITH BRIAN LILLEY," 7-10p weeknights; LILLEY was most recently host on the now-defunct SUN NEWS NETWORK and currently writes a FRIDAY column for the SUN newspapers.
“My family had decided late last year that it was time to come home – what great timing that a legendary station like CFRA is making some changes,” said CARROLL. “I can’t wait to join the team in OTTAWA and get started. And I hope the people of OTTAWA will forgive my years of cheering the KINGS and LEAFS. I will adapt, slowly."
“We are excited to welcome BILL while celebrating the return of BRIAN to 580 CFRA,” said VP/GM RICHARD GRAY. “Both are exceptional talents, and their permanent addition to our inimitable lineup of strong opinionators reinforces our committed and ongoing investment in the future of Talk radio here in the OTTAWA market.”
On the fired staffers, GRAY added, “MARK, RON, JOHN, and NICK have left an indelible mark on 580 CFRA and our listeners over the years. We thank them for their valuable contributions to the station and wish them all the best as they take the next steps in their careers.”